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It has been using excessive gas. The fuel light comes on all…

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It has been using...

It has been using excessive gas. The fuel light comes on all the time even after i put gas in. Lately it has been shutting off and not letting me put fuel in and sometimes cutting out

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

The empty gas light

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Buick?

2001 Buick Century

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Century yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes i am, i have tried heat for the gas tank

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I dont think so

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Buick
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Buick Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago
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is the engine light on?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It comes on sometimes
Buick Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

any codes?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I dont know. We tried using a portable computer but it didnt work for us
Buick Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

do you have a autozone near by?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I dont
Buick Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

are you fixing yourself?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
im trying anyway..
Buick Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

what happens when u try to use the scan tool?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
There was a drive test to do with it and we dont totally understand it so results so far...
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No results
Buick Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

odd have you replaced the vent and purge solenoids yet?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No is that hard to do?
Buick Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 8 months ago

not difficult theat is most likley the cause...but if the scan tool is not reading that is a issue

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